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1959 Royal FP Serial # FPE-6793618 1959 Royal FP typewriter, Serial # FPE-6793618 Chris Floren's 1959 Royal FP typewriter. 2023-02-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Chris Floren: 1959 Royal FP Serial # FPE-6793618 Probably my favorite out of almost 20 typewriters, this FP was a complete wreck mechanically when it arrived. This was a Goodwill auction find. It had a completely seized escapement and needed adjustments to just about everything that's adjustable, but man is it satisfying to type on now. Cosmetically it was dirty but almost perfect after a very thorough cleaning and a light buffing of the exterior paintwork. I removed all the old dead foam from the panels and replaced it with stick-on felt pads.

It's an Elite pitch machine and the platen is 10-3/8" which I think was the narrowest. Such a joy to use, but not to move around!

The sales sticker under the hood shows that it was sold in Nov. 1959 at Valley Typewriter Co. in Fresno, CA. Was awesome to find that little tag. The sold date looks to have been typed on this machine, naturally.

1959 Royal FP #FPE-6793618

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Chris Floren (Duder)
Created: 01-08-2023 at 12:46AM
Last Edit: 02-02-2023 at 12:09AM


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Probably my favorite out of almost 20 typewriters, this FP was a complete wreck mechanically when it arrived. This was a Goodwill auction find. It had a completely seized escapement and needed adjustments to just about everything that's adjustable, but man is it satisfying to type on now. Cosmetically it was dirty but almost perfect after a very thorough cleaning and a light buffing of the exterior paintwork. I removed all the old dead foam from the panels and replaced it with stick-on felt pads.

It's an Elite pitch machine and the platen is 10-3/8" which I think was the narrowest. Such a joy to use, but not to move around!

The sales sticker under the hood shows that it was sold in Nov. 1959 at Valley Typewriter Co. in Fresno, CA. Was awesome to find that little tag. The sold date looks to have been typed on this machine, naturally.

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Hunter: Chris Floren (Duder)

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Automotive turbocharger engineer, lifetime tinkerer, expanding into typewriters from cars, motorcycles, bikes, engines, etc. My mom was a writer, writing teacher, and worked in a print shop when I was a small kid, so there's probably some connection there!



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